Hot weather is forecast across Surrey for the next few weeks. Here are some things to consider to keep safe and comfortable in the heat: Make sure you open your windows to let in a breeze. Open windows in different rooms to help create a through draft If the sun is shining through your windows…Read details
A Message from Mette Le Jakobsen, Managing Director – Wednesday 20 May With most lockdown precautions ongoing, Surrey Choices is continuing to support disabled and vulnerable people across Surrey. Our greatest priority is the safety and welfare of the people we support, their families and the fantastic teams of people who work for us. Our…Read details
Welcome to Issue 2 of Surrey Choices News. Inside this newsletter you can find out all about what has been happening around Surrey Choices and the exciting things ahead for the people we support and our staff. Did you miss our first newsletter in November 2019? Click here to see Issue 1 We hope you…Read details
Recently the board of Surrey Choices held its first ever virtual board meeting. One of the reports presented by the Executive Team was about how Surrey Choices has responded to the Coronavirus crisis. Surrey Choices Board Members were impressed with how staff have been coping and adjusting to supporting people and communities. Board Chair, Councillor…Read details
Adjusting to a new day to day due to the Coronavirus for an autistic person. T has high functioning aspergers. He is in his first year of college, studying Engineering. Since the Governments decision on ‘lockdown’ to the UK, T tells us how it has impacted his day to day life. In the space of…Read details
Disabled Adults visit Summers Nursing Home to teach elderly people sign language Disabled Adults who attend Surrey Choices Nexus Activity Centre have had the exciting opportunity to work with Summers Nursing Home on two occasions in the last year. Since then, Nexus has planned to give regular workshops to the elderly people so they can…Read details
Surrey Choices Camberley Community Group joined Postcards of Kindness back in September 2019 when it was discovered on Facebook, writing to elderly, lonely and disabled people all over the country has transformed the lives of everyone involved. The Camberley Community Group initially joined the project out of curiosity to see what would happen and they…Read details
Surrey Choices Making a Difference Awards 2020 postponed due to Coronavirus. As you will be aware, on Monday 16 March the government issued new guidance in an effort to reduce the impact of Coronavirus on the wider population and to ensure the NHS is able to cope with the increased demand. Surrey Choices cares deeply…Read details
Surrey Choices are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Gap Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. The challenge across Great Britain is to eliminate any gender pay inequality: as an equal opportunities’ employer, Surrey Choices fully supports this initiative.
To meet reporting requirements, by 4 April 2020 we are publishing the results on our own website, and externally as required under the regulation. We will continue to carry out these calculations and publish the results annually.
Today as we are celebrating World Social Work Day, I have been reflecting on what it means to me to be a social worker. I realised that I really never wanted to be anything else from as early on as I can remember. Now, after a long career in which I have had the privilege…Read details
Surrey Choices held a series of events at the end of 2019 to begin a conversation with each other about how the future could look for disabled people in Surrey and to collectively shape the vision of Changing Days. The events were open to disabled people, their families and Carers, and groups and organisations that work with Surrey…Read details